Here are some of our favorite sites for information on the great State of Alaska and the commercial fishing industry.
Alaska Department of Fish & Game
Alaska Department of Fish & Game's mission is to protect, maintain and improve the fish, game, and aquatic plant resources of the state and manage their use and development for the maximum benefit of the people of the state, consistent with the sustained yield principle.
Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute
An EXCELLENT resource for Alaska Seafood recipes, harvesting information, sustainability and so much more! A portion of our fish taxes upon harvest go to support ASMI.
Kodiak Island Alaska
The Kodiak Island Borough, with a population of 13,900 includes the City of Kodiak, seven villages, the US Coast Guard Base, plus several remote camps and lodges.
Food and Farmers
Our favorite local sources for food and products that we do not directly harvest ourselves. Lots of great veggies, fruits and more.
Founded by brothers Joseph Martinez and David Redwood, Arizona Microgreens produces organic microgreens for restaurants and individuals throughout Arizona. Available at various Phoenix area farmers markets and restaurants or at the greenhouse.
AZ-Blue Sky Organic Farms
Organic farmers in Maricopa County for 20 years. Hands down some of the freshest, tastiest local produce you will find. Available on farm, at various Phoenix area farmers markets or by CSA.
Amyo Farms is a small family owned and operated farm, with plots in Bosque Farms and Albuquerque, New Mexico. We specialize in high quality produce, picked at the peak of flavor and handled with the utmost of care. We don’t use pesticides, chemicals or genetically modified seeds. We pride ourselves on our land stewardship and wide variety of crops including fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers. We also raise chickens for eggs. Amyo Farms strives to produce a superior quality product and to market our product directly to consumers at local Albuquerque area growers markets and through our CSA. We take great pride in the quality, flavor and beauty of our produce.
Located in Albuquerque's South Valley. Chispas Farms specializes in growing heirloom varieties of fruits and vegetables. We maintain a backup collection of garlic seed for Seed Savers Exchange which includes over 350 different varieties of garlic! About 50 of these varieties are for sale at Albuquerque area growers' markets. Chispas Farm grows a variety of heirloom tomatoes, peppers, squash, beans, potatoes, carrots and more.
Fresh Raw Milk
These are our favorite resources for raw and high-quality dairy alternatives in the Phoenix, AZ and Albuquerque, NM areas.
AZ-Fond du Lac Farms
Fond du Lac Farms has an all Brown Swiss herd that is well-suited for producing raw milk. Our cows are fed naturally grown and organic dried pasture grass. They only eat non-GMO barley . . . no corn, soy, or any other grain byproduct. Available at many Phoenix Sprouts locations.
NM-De Smet Dairy
World's tastiest grassfed, fresh whole raw milk! Pick up at the farm, 2405 McNew Rd, Bosque Farms NM 87068 or by order. Mike & Erica do an amazing job, we love their milk above all and are happy that their dairy is only a bike ride away from our summer home.
Healthy Fats and Oils
We all need more high quality fats in our diets. It is imperative for heart and brain health.
Bariani Olive Oil
Bariani Olive Oil is committed to producing an authentic, raw, extra virgin olive oil. Produced in a limited quantity, the olive oil is a registered organic product estate grown, produced and bottled in Sacramento, CA. We tried many olive oils, but this has been our favorite for over 15 years. Ask for it at our farmers markets!
Little Mama Products
OK, so these are healthy fats and oils for your skin!
Nestled in the foothills of the North Phoenix Mountains Desert Preserve is the Little Mama Products family-owned microsoapery. Their soaps are made in small batches, overflowing with such wonderful oils as olive, shea butter, almond, avocado, cocoa butter, and many others. Sue is our local expert in body products and makes our Beef & Lamb tallow lip balms, body butters and soaps.
Nutrition and Health
Everything you need to know about health, nutrition, vitality, fertility, cooking, eating and a happy lifestyle.
Better World Nutrition
Kathy Enking believes that health begins with the mother who will educate her children in eating the right foods, which will ultimately be passed on to future generations and make the world healthier.
Breathe It Out Now
Release old toxic emotions, feel it and heal it! Our friend David Berger has helped our family tremendously. Each of us continues to learn how to take responsibility for our own feelings. If you're sick and tired of being sick and tired, N.O.W. is the time to take your emotional health and balance into your own hands.
Your source for safe, healthy, natural and nutritous grassfed beef, lamb, goat, bison, poultry, pork and dairy products. Jo Robinson's site provides comprehensive, accurate information about the benefits of raising animals on pasture.
My Modern Monarch
Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation
Susan is a Certified Holistic Nutritionist helping individuals energize their nutrition and lifestyle. She’s spent the last several years honing in her expertise and has over 1000 hours of study just in Holistic Nutrition. Her mission as a Holistic Nutritionist is simple, to help guide others on how to find their health and happiness via nutrition and lifestyle. This is done through teaching Holistic Nutrition at the Energetic Health Institute along with educating her personal clients on their health and wellness.
As a Holistic Nutritionist, Susan identifies specific problems and suggests various ways to improve your health and energize your body using shifts in diet and lifestyle. She recognizes the connection between your biochemical, mental, emotional and spiritual states and understands how each of these may be impacting your health. With this understanding and knowledge, she creates personalized Nutrition Power Plans to get you feeling like your best YOU!
The PPNF's mission is to teach the public and professionals about foods, lifestyle habits, healing modalities, and environmental practices that can help people attain vibrant health. The Foundation is committed to being a leading resource for the work of Weston A. Price, DDS, Francis M. Pottenger, Jr., MD, and others who have discovered the underlying causes of disease and degeneration and how to prevent or reverse these conditions.
Tender Grassfed Meat
Stanley Fishman, author of Tender Grassfed Meat, enjoys robust good health, and his powerful immune system keeps him well. What did he do? He avoided toxic factory foods and medication, and ate a traditional, natural diet based on the teachings of Dr. Weston A Price and the Weston A. Price Foundation. Great resource for Grassfed Meat recipes and cooking techniques as well as information regarding the nutritional qualities of grassFAT beef.
The Weston A. Price Foundation
The Weston A. Price Foundation is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charity founded in 1999 to disseminate the research of nutrition pioneer Dr. Weston Price, whose studies of isolated nonindustrialized peoples established the parameters of human health and determined the optimum characteristics of human diets. Dr. Price’s research demonstrated that humans achieve perfect physical form and perfect health generation after generation only when they consume nutrient-dense whole foods and the vital fat-soluble activators found exclusively in animal fats.
The foundation is dedicated to restoring nutrient-dense foods to the human diet through education, research and activism.
Some of our Favorite Blogs
Food, health, nutrition & more...here are a few of our favorites.
Michele Spear's mission is to work with women that are at risk of heart disease because they struggle with cholesterol and/or have a family history of heart disease. They are earlier on their journey than I am and want to live a healthier lifestyle, using a natural approach. I am here to offer encouragement, provide an education, and assist with exploration.
The Healthy Home Economist
Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist, is the Mother of 3 healthy children, nutrition blogger, and best-selling author who writes about the effective, practical application of traditional diet and holistic, evidence-based wellness within the setting of a modern, sometimes chaotic household.
Some of our Favorite Books
Mostly about food, health and cooking.
Bones: Recipes, History and Lore
Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World
Top food stylist and food writer Jennifer McLagan has a bone to pick: too often, people opt for boneless chicken breasts, fish fillets, and cutlets, when good cooks know that anything cooked on the bone has more flavor -- from chicken or spareribs to a rib roast or a whole fish. In Bones, Jennifer offers a collection of recipes for cooking beef, veal, pork, lamb, poultry, fish, and game on their bones.
Jennifer McLagan 2005
Cure Tooth Decay
Cod, Mark Kurlansky’s third work of nonfiction and winner of the 1999 James Beard Award, is the biography of a single species of fish, but it may as well be a world history with this humble fish as its recurring main character. Cod, it turns out, is the reason Europeans set sail across the Atlantic, and it is the only reason they could.
Mark Kurlansky 1998
Dumbing Us Down
Now there is a natural way to take control of your dental health by changing the food that you eat. Cure Tooth Decay is based upon the pioneering nutritional program of dentist Weston Price, former head of research at the National Dental Association. Dr. Price's program proved to be 90-95% or more effective in remineralizing tooth cavities utilizing only nutritional improvements in the diet. Cure Tooth Decay is the result of five years of research and trial and error that started as one father's journey to cure his daughter's rapidly progressing tooth decay.
Ramiel Nagel 2011
Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil
Thirty years in New York City’s public schools led John Gatto to the sad conclusion that compulsory schooling does little but teach young people to follow orders like cogs in an industrial machine.
John Taylor Gatto 2002
Fat: An Appreciation of a Misunderstood Ingredient, with Recipes
For millennia, fresh olive oil has been one of life's necessities-not just as food but also as medicine, a beauty aid, and a vital element of religious ritual. Today's researchers are continuing to confirm the remarkable, life-giving properties of true extra-virgin, and "extra-virgin Italian" has become the highest standard of quality.
by Tom Mueller 2013
Gathering the Desert
In Fat, McLagan sets out with equal parts passion, scholarship, and appetite to win us back to a healthy relationship with animal fats. She starts by defusing fat’s bad rap, both reminding us of what we already know–that fat is fundamental to the flavor of our food–and enlightening us with the many ways fat (yes, even animal fat) is indispensable to our health.
Jennifer McLagan 2008
Honey the Gourmet Medicine
Gary Paul Nabhan has combed the desert in search of plants forgotten by all but a handful of American Indians and Mexican Americans. In Gathering the Desert readers will discover that the bounty of the desert is much more than meets the eye—whether found in the luscious fruit of the stately organpipe cactus or in the lowly tepary bean. Nabhan has chosen a dozen of the more than 425 edible wild species found in the Sonoran Desert to demonstrate just how bountiful the land can be.
Gary Paul Nabhan 1986
Nourishing Broth: An Old-Fashioned Remedy for the Modern World
This book describes the medicinal benefits of honey in treating a variety of maladies. The unique antibacterial properties of honey are stressed. Different varieties and flavors of honey are described. A comprehensive and thorough book on honey.
Joe Traynor 2002
Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition
NOURISHING BROTH will explore the science behind broth's unique combination of amino acids, minerals and cartilage compounds. Some of the benefits of such broth are: quick recovery from illness and surgery, the healing of pain and inflammation, increased energy from better digestion, lessening of allergies, recovery from Crohn's disease and a lessening of eating disorders because the fully balanced nutritional program lessens the cravings which make most diets fail. Diseases that bone broth can help heal are: Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, Psoriasis, Infectious Disease, digestive disorders, even Cancer, and it can help our skin and bones stay young. Recipes included!
Sally Fallon Morell & Kaayla T. Daniel 2014
Nutrition and Physical Degeneration
This well-researched, thought-provoking guide to traditional foods contains a startling message: Animal fats and cholesterol are not villains but vital factors in the diet, necessary for normal growth, proper function of the brain and nervous system, protection from disease and optimum energy levels. Sally Fallon dispels the myths of the current low-fat fad in this practical, entertaining guide to a can-do diet that is both nutritious and delicious.
Sally Fallon & Mary Enig 2003
Odd Bits: How to Cook the Rest of the Animal
For nearly 10 years, Weston Price and his wife traveled around the world in search of the secret to health. Instead of looking at people afflicted with disease symptoms, this highly-respected dentist and dental researcher chose to focus on healthy individuals, and challenged himself to understand how they achieved such amazing health. Dr. Price traveled to hundreds of cities in a total of 14 different countries in his search to find healthy people. He investigated some of the most remote areas in the world. He observed perfect dental arches, minimal tooth decay, high immunity to tuberculosis and overall excellent health in those groups of people who ate their indigenous foods. He found when these people were introduced to modernized foods, such as white flour, white sugar, refined vegetable oils and canned goods, signs of degeneration quickly became quite evident. Dental caries, deformed jaw structures, crooked teeth, arthritis and a low immunity to tuberculosis became rampant amongst them. Dr. Price documented this ancestral wisdom including hundreds of photos in his book, Nutrition and Physical Degeneration.
Weston A. Price DDS
Salt Your Way to Health
In a world of costly prime cuts—stately crown roasts, plump pork chops, and regal racks of lamb—it’s easy to forget about (and steer clear of) the more economical, but less lovable parts of the beast—bellies, brains, cheeks, combs, gizzards, hearts, hocks, kidneys, lungs, marrow, necks, shanks, spleens, tongues, trotters, and, oh yes, testicles.
Jennifer McLagan 2011
Salt: A World History
Salt is a vitally important dietary nutrient. This book will show you the remarkable healing ability of unrefined salt. Includes actual case studies. See how adding the right kind of salt to your diet can help: 1) Adrenal Disorders 2) Blood Pressure 3) Cholesterol Levels 4) Fatigue 5) Headaches 6) Immune System Function 7) Thyroid Disorders.
David Brownstein MD 2006
Tender Grassfed Meat: Traditional Ways to Cook Healthy Meat
In his fifth work of nonfiction, Mark Kurlansky turns his attention to a common household item with a long and intriguing history: salt. The only rock we eat, salt has shaped civilization from the very beginning, and its story is a glittering, often surprising part of the history of humankind. A substance so valuable it served as currency, salt has influenced the establishment of trade routes and cities, provoked and financed wars, secured empires, and inspired revolutions.
Mark Kurlansky 2003
The Best That Money Can't Buy: Beyond Politics, Poverty & War
Beef, bison, and lamb are at their healthy best when they have been fed only the food they were designed to eat — grass. This is the meat that humankind has thrived on for thousands of years. Now, people are rediscovering the health benefits and wonderful taste of these traditional meats. Tender Grassfed Meat adapts traditional ways of cooking grassfed meat for modern kitchens. The results have to be tasted to be believed.
Stanley A. Fishman 2009
The New Honey Revolution
Most problems we face in the world today are of our own making. The future of the world is our responsibility and depends upon decisions we make today. We are our own salvation or damnation. The shape and solutions of the future depend totally on the collective effort of all people working together.
Jacque Fresco 2002
The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
The Definitive Book on the Health Benefits of HONEY New information from current research - New amazing facts Restoring the health of future generations is more than a hopeful promise or a clever slogan. Since ancient times, honey has been known for its many healthful benefits, but what many don't know is that current medical research has validated many of those long held beliefs.
Ron Fessenden MD MPH 2014
The Vegetarian Myth: Food, Justice and Sustainability
The question of what to have for dinner has confronted us since man discovered fire. But as Michael Pollan explains in this revolutionary book, how we answer it now, as the dawn of the twenty-first century, may determine our survival as a species. Packed with profound surprises, The Omnivore's Dilemma is changing the way Americans thing about the politics, perils, and pleasures of eating.
Michael Pollan 2007
Traditional Foods Are Your Best Medicine: Improving Health and Longevity with Native Nutrition
Further examining the question of what to eat from the perspective of both human and environmental health, the account goes beyond health choices and discusses potential moral issues from eating—or not eating—animals. Through the deeply personal narrative of someone who practiced veganism for 20 years, this unique exploration also discusses alternatives to industrial farming, reveals the risks of a vegan diet, and explains why animals belong on ecologically sound farms.
Lierre Keith 2009
Wild Fermentation: The Flavor, Nutrition and Craft of Live-Culture Foods
This book traces the cause of many chronic health problems to our modern diet and shows how a return to traditional foods can improve one's well-being. Modern medicine now recognizes that the present-day Western diet is responsible for many of today's chronic illnesses. Nutritionists and anthropologists have noted the decline in health that accompanies indigenous peoples' transition from traditional to modern diets.
Ron Schmid ND 1997
Your Body's Many Cries for Water
Bread. Cheese. Wine. Beer. Coffee. Chocolate. Most people consume fermented foods and drinks every day. For thousands of years, humans have enjoyed the distinctive flavors and nutrition resulting from the transformative power of microscopic bacteria and fungi. Wild Fermentation: The Flavor, Nutrition, and Craft of Live-Culture Foods is the first cookbook to widely explore the culinary magic of fermentation.
Sandor Katz 2003
Dehydration(UCD) produces stress, chronic pains and many painful degenerational diseases. Dry mouth is not the only sign of dehydration; waiting to get thirsty is wrong. You will learn the different signals of thirst when your body is calling for water. Simply adjusting your water intake - yes, water! Natural, pure water!- can help you to live a healthier, pain-free life.
F. Batmanghelidj MD 2008